The goal of the Resilient Schools Consortium (RiSC) program and curriculum is to increase the climate science and resilience knowledge, and critical thinking skills, of middle and high school teachers and students and empower them to build resilience in their communities. Resilience can be thought of as adapting to changing conditions in a way that increases the well-being of communities and improves the health of the natural environment. 

The RiSC 1.0 curriculum, written and tested by teachers, enables students to understand the fundamentals of climate science and extreme weather risks. The accompanying RiSC Vulnerability Assessment, helps students to assess their schools and neighborhoods’ vulnerability to these risks. 

We believe it is all of our responsibilities to prepare this generation for the challenges, opportunities and careers of the future and ensure that those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change are supported with educational resources that empower their leadership in building resilience and implementing climate solutions in their communities.

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